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Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse near Lucca, 3 bedrooms

Il Rivo in foreground below Vellano
1 of 18Il Rivo in foreground below Vellano
Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Pescia, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany
IL RIVO is suitable for couples, groups of friends and families alike. Sleeps 6 comfortably, but can accommodate 7, plus baby cot. IL RIVO is an independent, lovingly renovated traditional stone farmhouse in Northern Tuscany combining rustic charm with modern conveniences. Thick stone walls, chestnut beamed ceilings, stylish bathrooms, some antique furniture and colourful interior decor make Il Rivo a unique experience. Set amidst olive groves, surrounded by pine, acacia, and fruit trees with glorious views over the surrounding densely wooded hillsides studded with medieval hilltop villages, Il Rivo and environs provide a taste of typical Tuscan living in a real 'get away from it all' location, but with many famous tourist attractions on the doorstep. A terrace with grassed subathing area and a vine-clad pergola for 'al fre... Read more
Listing #HL45921
About the Owner
Michelle .
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
Interaction with guests
A local English man manages the property and will meet and greet guests to hand over the key. He will collect the key upon the guests departure. He can be contacted to deal with any problems if they arise, or to provide advice on the local area.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

We absolutely loved Il Rivo, and will be back as soon as we can! The house is everything you want from an italian farmhouse- shutters, stone stairs, exposed beams, quirky nooks and crannies- and sitting on the terrace with the view stretching out in front...More

1  Thank Cocohoney1
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We visited Il Rivo in August 2013. The photos do not give you the full picture of this most beautiful house. The views and atmosphere take you to Tuscan relaxation as soon as you arrive. The house is wonderfully spacious and comfortable, with excellent kitchen...More

2  Thank Ruth R
Management response:Responded 31 August 2013

Many thanks for your review, it's always nice to have someone verify one's dream - we are very glad you were able to share it albeit for a short time. Kind regards.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The property has been sensitively renovated including the original terracotta floor tiles upstairs. Some of the furniture is antique. The layout of the house allows for two sets of adults to have their own privacy as the two double bedrooms are at opposing ends of the house, the main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and the dual aspect double bedroom is close to the second bathroom which opens off the upstairs hallway. The twin bedroom with bunk beds is nearer to the main bedroom.
The en-suite bathroom has a fully tiled walk-in shower area, bath, bidet, WC & sink; the fully renovated family bathroom has a shower enclosure, bidet, WC and sink; the ground floor shower room has a WC and sink.
All upstairs windows are fitted with retractable insect screens.

The ground floor storage r...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please ask the owner about bringing your pet to the property.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Twin
    2 Queens
    1 Bunk
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
31 Dec 2018
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £200 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
CHEAPER MID-WEEK START - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHEAPER FLIGHTS! We are happy to offer bookings starting on any day of the week in order for guests to take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights. Alternative arrival dates, including Saturdays, subject to availability. INCLUDED: water, gas (not central heating), electricity, good quality bedlinen, bath towels, beach/pool towels, cot linen, firewood. NOT INCLUDED: charge for gas used for central heating; an interim clean/change of bedlinen can be arranged during your stay for an extra charge paid locally. End of stay clean £80 payable with balance of payment. Deposit: 20% of the total letting price is payable at time of booking subject to confirmation of availability. The balance is payable not later than 2 months before the start of the rental period. Bookings made less than 2 months prior to the start of the rental period will be subject to full payment upon confirmation of booking. Refundable Security Deposit: £200 is required with full/... more
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About the neighbourhood
Il Rivo is on the hillside below the hilltop village of Vellano, perched at 2,000ft, the capital of 'Svizzera Pesciatina', the landscape is truly beautiful - a painters paradise! Olive groves cling to terraced hillsides studded with ancient vines; medieval villages, sometimes veiled in cloud, nestle amongst the canvas of trees. There are many ancient footpaths linking these villages. Vellano is largely car free, with narrow steep cobbled streets winding beneath stone archways and typical high-walled houses.

Pescia is the nearest town, about 12 minutes down the hill. It is a wealthy market town, famous for it's cut flower market, and has an ancient square lined with smart shops. A jazz festival is held late July/early August and a medieval Palio is held in late August/earl...
Getting around
A car is necessary to explore the area fully. The house is up in the hills above Pescia, without a car options are seriously reduced for getting out and about. Although a local bus runs down and up to/from Pescia twice a day, and there is a local taxi service.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 50.0 km
Railway: Pescia: 9.0 km
Flights : Pisa (50mins) is the nearest airport - British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet have several flights a day to/from Pisa from London Gatwick as well as other regional UK airports. Bologna (1hr 45mins) and Genoa (2hrs 15mins) - Ryanair and BA fly to both. Florence (1hr) 10mins away - Meridiana fly from Gatwick.
Car Hire : recommendations are Avis, Holiday Autos, Auto Europe. If the car rental rate doesn't include refundable excess it is worth considering taking out an annual policy.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
Nearby cities
Tuscany Villas (27,371)
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